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Overall rating
84.80/100
votes
62
Whiskybase ID
159713
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
24.03.2020
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
First Fill
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Label
New design
Bottle code
200255
Barcode
5020613023680
Added on
05 Jun 2020 1:36 pm by maltaholic
Uncolored

Average value

€ 43.50

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62 × member ratings

147 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benromach 10-year-old

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.80 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. Mac_Pinto scored this whisky 78 points Member Junior

    Gorgeous nose. Just so nice. The minute I opened up the sample and poured it, I was visibly excited. The nosing was an adventure, the first-fill Bourbon and Sherry seasoned oaks really shine through nicely, more so the Bourbon. This whisky has undergone 'gentle chill filtration', what Mr. Cruickshank explains is a slower than usual process in order to maintain the aesthetic of the whisky in a glass. I feel like that might have taken out too much of the flavor. Case in point; the palate and finish are both a letdown. Mind you, I've never had a Benromach before, this new bottling was my first and well, it's not an understatement to say I was disappointed. It's an easy drinker, I'll give it that much.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Burst of peat-like aroma, some fruitiness right off the bat, earthiness - like rainy mulch, fruity sweetness, some sharp solvent-like notes. After letting it breathe for a bit, citrus comes out nicely, honey notes, some oaky barrel character -dry oak blocks. Grandma's apple pie with a healthy sprinkling of cinnamon at the back. Overall very vibrant buzzing nose, with some nice layers to it. Everything was pretty subtle, but still pleasant.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Immediate citrus on the palate, followed by some malt funk, slight peatiness swivels around, and teasing hints of tingling cinnamon spice. Compared to the nose, underwhelming. Overall can't help but feel a little let down.
    • Finish
      70 70
      Short finish, very disappointing watery aftertaste. Slightest hints of lingering oaky spice and leather. Disappears before you can say Benromach 3 times.

  3. Daan2 scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Sweet. Slightly smoky but not peat or medicinal. Pretty spicy for 43%

  4. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The Benromach 10 in a new jacket. I was a little afraid they would have changed the recept as well making me doubt this would be able to meet up with the high level of the previous batch and presentation.
    • Nose
      Great! This starts very mature and acts way older then 10yo. Initially I get loads of great sherry flavors like wood polish, tobacco and leather. After a while more youthful fruity flavors appear as well as a pleasant charcoal smoke, which gives this whisky a great and highly enjoyable whisky!
    • Taste
      Right in between smooth and full bodied! It gives light and more heavy flavors. Loads of red berry and strawberry a whiff of peat and mild spices. Very good and extremely palatable.
    • Finish
      Long, oaky, smoky and mature! Great quality cigar tobacco flavors as well as silky and coating fruits, spices and leather. This goes extremely well with a cigar I think!

      Well in short: this is one of those whiskies you’d always want an open bottle of! It offers a hell lot and this is without a doubt one of the best Core range starters out there!

  5. juli__c scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    nice smoke, good spice - great value
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. YD84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. DuncanC3 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    The whisky equivilent of hanging out in a Swedish sauna. Dry and satisfying. Well balanced with bitter and sweet too.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Dry, pine needles, some prune, malt, sherry, new leather and a hint of lemon in the background
    • Taste
      84 84
      Herbal, barley, malt, againd ry and sherry builds
    • Finish
      83 83
      Gently warming, ginger and faint orange zest, sherry continues.

  8. JacobaEd scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  9. tester1277 scored this whisky 69 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Spicy and intense, but slightly musty.
      Herbal, delicate smoke that smells like freshly varnished wood after 15 minutes of breathing.
    • Taste
      spicy and heavy
    • Finish
      relatively short and dry

  10. rpvdwel scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

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